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Baker County Justice Court District

Evictions


Eviction Information

Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED) Landlord/Tenant Information


GENERAL INFORMATION
An FED (Forcible Entry and Detainer) is a court action by a landlord against a tenant to remove the tenant from the rented dwelling (house, apartment, mobile home, mobile home space, or floating home). The FED action is for possession of the property only. In Oregon, all evictions from residential dwellings must go through the court. A favorable judgment for the landlord, plaintiff, will result in restitution of the premises by a specified date, as well as court costs. The court will not give the landlord a judgment for monies owed. A landlord must file a separate small claims action to be awarded a judgment to collect delinquent rent, damages or to process other non-possession claims.

NOTICE
Prior to seeking help from the Court, the landlord must serve proper notice. If the tenant is required by the landlord to do something (ie: pay rent) or to quit doing something (ie: loud music), the landlord cannot obtain help from the Court unless the tenant does not comply with the notice. In the case of failure to pay rent, the rent must be seven (7) or more days past due before a complaint can be filed with the Court. If the landlord accepts a partial rent payment, the original notice may no longer be effective.

FILING A COMPLAINT
The summons and complaint forms can be obtained at Baker County Justice Court or you may print ALL pages of the eviction packet below. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE PRINTED PAGES 1-12. The landlord must fully complete the forms and provide four (4) copies of the notice given to the tenant. The envelope needs to be addressed to the defendant. The landlord must pay a filing fee to the Court, as well as a service fee to whoever is to serve the documents. Service may be made by the Sheriff or private process server.

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  • Baker County Justice Court
    Baker County Courthouse
    1995 Third Street
    Baker City, OR 97814
    Telephone: 541-523-8213
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